Oh My Crafts send me a wonderful variety of vinyl to experiment with. When I got my package, with its rainbow of colors, was like Christmas had arrived early! Oh the possibilities that ran through my head...it was hard for me to focus and decide what to do with it. Since it's the holiday season, I just seemed natural to start with three projects to decorate our home.
You all know how much I LOVE monograms and personalizing things. To ease myself into using vinyl I made two cute ornaments, one for each of my children. Even though she's no longer an only child, ER will definitely always be our little princess. I used my Once Upon a Princess cartridge with a sheet of Grape Vinyl to cut out the crown with her first initial inside and then simply stuck it onto a glass ornament. It blended in seamlessly and almost looked painted on. The purple and green color combo matches our great room. It took me less than five minutes to do and most of that time was spent looking up which buttons to press on my machine!Chalkboard Vinyl I had leftover from a project I'll share tomorrow. I thought the black would look more masculine than purple and like how turned out. However, next time I would use Ebony Vinyl, because the chalkboard vinyl is thicker than the other colors, so the edges didn't "disappear" into the surface of the ornament like the Grape Vinyl. You can clearly see the edges of the chalkboard vinyl on the ornament when you look closely. However the chalkboard vinyl is awesome, and one of my favorites and while not perfect for this application it's great for many others.
calendars - that's actually my most popular post, Valentine's, canvases, hand stitched ornaments, displays, done them for literature enrichment projects, and made even a hanging bat for Halloween. So I think I HAD to do something in vinyl with them!
It actually solved a problem I was having anyway, because LB is only four months old and pretty squirmy. It's been too hard to paint that little hand and get a good clear print. I just needed a close approximation to his hand's outline so, using a nontoxic ink pad I managed to get a quickie, albeit slightly blurry print. I used it to make a pattern that I traced, along with ER's hand, on Emerald Green Flake Vinyl to make a hand print keepsake plate. The sentiment is cut with my Alphalicious cartridge out of Ruby Glitter Vinyl . I actually got a little teary eyed when I finished it, I love it so much. The melamine plate was only $1.99 but's now priceless to me.
Lucky Green Vinyl, Bubblegum Vinyl, and Pacific Blue Vinyl, which was also used for the sentiment.
As you can see I've had a ton of fun playing around with the vinyl from OhMyCrafts.com. If you haven't tried using vinyl, I suggest you get started right away! My pick for beginners is the Christmas Bundle with 10 Preselected Colors + 1 Free Transfer Tape. It's just $15.50, which is unbelievable, you can't even get two rolls of vinyl from the craft retailer by my home! You will find that and many more amazing deals on OhMyCrafts, who are known for their amazing prices on the hottest crafting supplies!
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These projects have been linked up to: my own weekly linky: A Crafty Soiree and...The 36th Avenue, Made by You Monday at Skip to My Lou, Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do, Making the World Cuter, Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Craft-O-Maniac, Live Made Lovely, and Tickled Pink at 504 Main
Disclaimer: The projects in this post were all created with complimentary vinyl, provided by OhMyCrafts.com. The experiences and opinions related within are personal and unbiased.